Internet #202939733

Model # KH538

Lincoln Electric

Lug/Cable Crimping Tool

$ 17 85

Overview

The KH538 has a durable spring-loaded mechanism that holds terminals and lugs in place. Delivers 1400-1800 lbs. (635-815 kg) pull-out resistance (terminal to cable). Deep throat for easy insertion of terminal/lug fitted on cable end. Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench.
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Product Overview

The KH538 has a durable spring-loaded mechanism that holds terminals and lugs in place. Delivers 1400-1800 lbs. (635-815 kg) pull-out resistance (terminal to cable). Deep throat for easy insertion of terminal/lug fitted on cable end. Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench.
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Double slide support for rigidity
  • Extra clearance for flanged odd configuration terminals
  • Easy to read scale on sides of punch prevents under-crimping
  • Easy -to-read scale on sides of punch prevents under crimping
  • Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

Product Overview

Model #: KH538
Internet #: 202939733

The KH538 has a durable spring-loaded mechanism that holds terminals and lugs in place. Delivers 1400-1800 lbs. (635-815 kg) pull-out resistance (terminal to cable). Deep throat for easy insertion of terminal/lug fitted on cable end. Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench.

  • Heavy duty construction
  • Double slide support for rigidity
  • Extra clearance for flanged odd configuration terminals
  • Easy to read scale on sides of punch prevents under-crimping
  • Easy -to-read scale on sides of punch prevents under crimping
  • Wide base for stability - excellent for welding to a bumper of fleet service truck or for bolting to a bench
  • California residents see Prop 65 WARNINGS

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
3
Product Width (in.)
4.5

Details

Electrical Tools Features
Adjustable
Hand Tool Type
Crimper
Joint Type
Adjustable
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 days

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2.25
Product Height (in.)
3
Product Width (in.)
4.5

Details

Electrical Tools Features
Adjustable
Hand Tool Type
Crimper
Joint Type
Adjustable
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 days

Questions & Answers

Will this crimp #6 awg wire

I am putting batt. connectors on #6 awg wire will this tool do the job.Thank you
Asked by: Bill
Yes it will. I just did some #6 wire and it worked great.
Answered by: Ben
Date published: 2019-03-05

Why not sell this in the stores? Is it made of titanium?

I was just wondering if anyone else found it odd, that you can buy 40 different kinds of lugs, and 50 kinds of cable... But nobody sells a device to install them? I have to ORDER it sight unseen?
Asked by: John
unfortunately, what can take up shelf space is determined by turnover and is calculated by accountants. customer convenience is not a factor for most stores.
Answered by: chip
Date published: 2019-06-07

Is this tool suitable for crimping 4/0 lugs, I'm putting new cables in an old lincoln buzz box?

Asked by: Andrew
It should crimp 4/0 lugs. If you have a good vice put the crimp in the vice and close the jaws it makes a strong crimp. A good hefty hammer word fine.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2018-10-25

Will this tool crimp 2/0 wire?

Asked by: Heath
It will not work. The crimp’s largest lug it will handle is 4/0.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2018-10-25
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Customer Reviews

Lug/Cable Crimping Tool is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very dependable and has a wider range of wire that... Very dependable and has a wider range of wire that can it be used on than most other wire crinpers. At this price it's a no-brainer.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an economical choice for crimping lugs onto heavy... This is an economical choice for crimping lugs onto heavy gauge wire.
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This little crimp tool worked amazingly well. I used it... This little crimp tool worked amazingly well. I used it in a bench vice and with a hammer to set the crimp on 2/0 lugs for my motor home house battery cables. Another must have tool for my travel tool bag. Thanks HD for another great product at a very reasonable price.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and works well. I recently bought a Lincoln Welding cable crimping tool from Home Depot. It's a simple tool to use and it enabled me to easily crimp lugs onto 1/0 battery cable for my 2.5 ton Army truck. The resulting cables were able to handle the 1,700 cold cranking amps at 24 volts my batteries can deliver. An inexpensive tool that works great!
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expected more out of a brand name like Lincoln Electric. Does it work as advertised? yes, for t... Expected more out of a brand name like Lincoln Electric. Does it work as advertised? yes, for the most part. Good quality crimps made easily. Spring loaded punch holds the cable ends nicely before crimping begins. It advertises some sort of "crimping gauge" on the box, but unfortunately my crimper had no such markings anywhere...other than the words "CHINA" on it. It was also horribly dirty and covered in what I thought was protective oil. Once I took it out of the plastic wrapping, it turned out to be covered in surface rust, not protective oil. It functions fine, but not what I expected at all for the money.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Low Cost, Sturdy, Works Well! I used this to crimp terminal ends to several 2AWG battery cables. For several, I used this tool in a bench vice. For a couple others, I used a hammer and struck the top of the tool. The tool dealt with the punishment well, and made a nice clean, sturdy crimp. No complaints! This isn't a tool I will use often, but I imagine it will provide many years of on-and-off use.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love your fingers.... This tool is practical and simple to use; it looks cheap (being made in China), but does what you want it to do. I like the way it holds the lug so you don't have to worry about it moving when you wind up to hammer away.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked as advertised. Worked as advertised.
Date published: 2018-08-29
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